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PRESERVATION FOCUS

This page is intended to give exposure to some of the VR preservation projects currently going on around the country. Where the vehicle history has been added to the site, click on the registration number to link to it, otherwise information is temporarily restricted to what you see on this page. Please let your editor know if you own (or know someone who owns) a preserved VR that we don't know about. There are currently 225 VRs featured on this page (November 2012). We would also be very pleased to receive more recent photographs of any of these VRs to include here.

Last Updated : 28th September 2014 (RDC106R and JNG50N updated)

Chassis

Registration (Click for History)

Body

Engine

Layout

Original Owner

Current Owner and Latest Photo

Date into Preservation/Last Reported/ DVLA Status

VRLLH-136

LRN60J

ECW (coach)

Leyland O680

CH42/18Ct

Standerwick 60

Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust (Photo : Jamie Vendy)

May 1995/August 2012

DVLA : Licensed to April 2011

Status : Restored in Standerwick livery

VRTLL-109 LFS288F ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H47/35F, O47/35F Scottish Omnibuses AA288

Rod Wallace, Edinburgh (Photo : Gerry Cushley)

November 2001/May 2012

DVLA : Licence expired in July 2008

Status : Preserved in open-top format in Eastern Scottish livery

VRTLL-115 LFS294F ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H47/35F Scottish Omnibuses AA294 LFS294F in 2014

Mark Telfer, Southport (Photo : BVRES Collection)

August 2000/May 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in January 1981

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTLL-117 LFS296F ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H47/35F Scottish Omnibuses AA296

Keith Andrews, Middlesbrough (Photo : Gerry Cork)

April 2000/April 2014

DVLA : Licensed to July 2014

Status : Preserved in open-top format in Alder Valley livery

VRTLL-124 LFS303F ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H47/35F Scottish Omnibuses AA303

Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn  (Photo : Julian Patterson)

March 2002/December 2013

DVLA : SORN expires January 2010

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Eastern Counties fleetnames

VRTLL2-105 XRD23K Northern Counties 7177 Gardner 6LX H47/30D Reading 23

Richard Rampton, Reading (Photo : Pete Cook)

June 1999/July 2014

DVLA : SORN expires April 2010

Status : Awaiting restoration. Currently inactive in East End Motors of Clydach livery

VRTLL3-103 NDP31R Northern Counties Gardner 6LXB H47/29D Reading 31

Wayne Ball, Inkpen (Photo : Wayne Ball)

February 2005/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2010

Status : Active in livery carried during non-PCV use. Ongoing restoration

VRTLL3-110 NDP38R Northern Counties Gardner 6LXB H47/29D Reading 38

Wayne Ball, Inkpen (Photo : Wayne Ball)

November 1998/February 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in September 2010

Status : Stored in Morley of Whittlesey livery. Undergoing restoration

VRTLL3-138 OSR204R Alexander Gardner 6LXB H49/34D Tayside 204

Tayside Vintage Vehicle Society, Dundee (Photo : Andrew Macintosh)

December 2000/January 2012

DVLA : SORN expires November 2009

Status : Stored in Cedar Coaches of Bedford livery. Undergoing restoration

VRTLL3-146 NFW36V East Lancs Gardner 6LXB H50/36F Lincoln 36

Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society (Photo : Jonathan Bigwood)

November 2005/November 2011

DVLA : SORN expires in March 2010

Status : Stored in Dickinson of Wrangle livery. Awaiting restoration

VRTSL-101 (first production VRT) CPU979G ECW 17264 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Eastern National 3000

Blackwater Preservation Group, Canvey Island (Photo : Chris Stewart)

February 1991/July 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in June 2010

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Eastern National fleetnames

VRTSL-107 XWW474G ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F West Yorkshire VR4

Neil Halliday, Shipley (Neil Halliday)

October 1985/June 2013

DVLA : Licence expired in November 1980

Status : Still in original NBC red livery. Awaiting restoration

VRTSL-122 OTA290G ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Western National 1056

Colin Billington, Maidenhead (Photo :  Dave Root)

June 1991/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in April 2011

Status : Restored in Tilling green livery with Western National fleetnames

VRTSL-161 OCD768G ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Brighton, Hove & District 2098

Mark Terrill, Brighton (Photo : Mark Terrill)

January 2000/March 2012

DVLA : Not found

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition. Awaiting restoration

VRTSL-164 WHN411G ECW 17800 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F United 601

Mark Dolan, Crook

July 1997/January 2012

DVLA : Licence expired in April 1997

Status : Stored carrying Silcox of Pembroke Dock livery. Awaiting restoration

VRTSL-198 BNU679G ECW 17781 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Midland General 315

Richard Waterhouse & Ian Thurman, Ripley (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

June 2003/May 2013

DVLA : SORN expires February 2010

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTSL-216 NDL490G ECW 17787 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F (later converted to tree lopper, then back to H39/31F) Southern Vectis 622

622 Splinter Group, Shaftesbury (Photo : Adam Bryant)

1999/October 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in June 1999

Status : Roof refitted after use as a tree lopper. Undergoing restoration

VRTSL-239 OSF307G ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Eastern Scottish AA307

Derek Priddle, Farnham (Photo : Josh Mann)

November 2004/August 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2010

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Southern Vectis fleetnames

VRTSL-257 OCS577H ECW 18036 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/32F Western SMT B2247

Neil Halliday, Shipley (Photo : Julian Patterson)

June 2012/January 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2013

Status : Stored in yellow livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL-264 JVL619H ECW 17779 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Lincolnshire 1904

Richard Belton, Scunthorpe (Photo : Richard Belton)

May 2002/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in April 2012

Status : Restored in Tilling green livery

VRTSL-269 UBD757H ECW 17823 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F United Counties 757

John Robertson, Biggleswade (Photo : John Hammond)

December 1991/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in April 2010

Status : Stored awaiting restoration

VRTSL-320
SMS42H
ECW (standard height)
Gardner 6LX H39/31F Alexander (Midland) MRT12
SMS42H in 2012
Mark Telfer, Southport (Photo : From the Internet)
November 2012/August 2014

DVLA : On SORN

Status : Stored awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-102 OFC902H ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F City of Oxford 902

Dave Clements, Oxford (Photo : Dave Clements)

June 1994/February 2011

DVLA : Licence expired in July 1993

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTSL2-126 FRB211H ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Midland General 761

BaMMOT, Wythall (Photo : Keith Mizen)

December 1988/October 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in September 2010

Status : Restored in Midland General livery

VRTSL2-142 DWU839H ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX O39/31F West Yorkshire YVR54

Neil Halliday, Shipley (Photo : Neil Halliday)

September 2006/June 2013

DVLA : Licence expired in April 2004

Status : Stored awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-152 WRP767J ECW 18234 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F United Counties 767

John Robertson, Biggleswade (Photo : David Love)

April 1997/February 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2010

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRT/SL2-175 SDL638J ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Southern Vectis 628

Richard Newman, Matt Birkin & Leo Roberts, Isle of Wight (Photo : Leo Roberts)

October 2002/October 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2010

Status : Restored in Tilling green livery with Southern Vectis fleetnames

VRTSL2-177 UUF110J ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX) H39/31F Southdown 510

Eric Stobart, Wimbledon Village (Photo : Philip Higgs)

November 1999/April 2012

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2010

Status : Restored in Southdown livery

VRTSL2-183 UUF116J ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Southdown 516

Jenkins, Worthing (Photo : Mick Stilwell)

October 2000/April 2011

DVLA : Licence expires in September 2009

Status : Restored in Southdown livery

VRTSL2-200 ANV775J ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F United Counties 775

John Robertson, Biggleswade (Photo : Martin Roberts)

December 2001/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in February 2002

Status : Stored in Loch Lann Coaches of Culloden livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-202 VOD542K ECW 18907 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Devon General 542

Graham Thorogood, Bournemouth (Photo : Simon Stanley)

October 2005/October 2005

DVLA : Licence expired in October 2005

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-205 VOD545K ECW 18910 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Devon General 545

Stuart Gilkes, Chislehurst (Photo : Ken Lansdowne)

1992/June 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in October 1997

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTSL2-210

VOD550K

ECW 18915 (standard height)

Gardner 6LX

H39/31F

Devon General 550

Graham Thorogood, Bournemouth (Photo : Gareth Crowther)

August 1996/October 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in March 2010

Status : Restored in Devon General livery. Stored

VRTSL2-234 OCK985K ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Ribble 1985

East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville (Photo : Pete Cook)

September 1996/August 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in June 2013

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Eastern Counties fleetnames

VRTSL2-237 OCK988K ECW 18852 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Ribble 1988

Eastern Transport Collection, Norwich (Photo : Julian Patterson)

May 1996/February 2011

DVLA : Licence expires in July 2010

Status : Restored in pseudo-London Transport livery with Eastern Counties fleetnames

VRTSL2-246 CBD778K ECW (standard height) Series 3 conversion Gardner 6LX H43/31F United Counties 778

Bob Lewis, Brierley Hill (Photo : Chris Sampson)

October 1990/February 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in October 2009

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with United Counties fleetnames

VRTSL2-267 OCK995K ECW 18859 (open-top) Gardner 6LX O39/31F Ribble 1995

Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn (Photo : Richard Haughey)

June 2010/May 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2014

Status : Restored in Eastern Counties livery

VRTSL2-284 OCK997K ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX (6LXB) H39/31F Ribble 1997

Lancastrian Transport Trust/Classic Bus, Blackpool (Photo : Philip Higgs)

June 2001/April 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in September 2012

Status : Restored in Ribble cherry red livery

VRTSL2-292 WUF537K ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/27D Southdown 537

Mark Terrill, Brighton (Photo : Mark Terrill)

June 2000/November 2008

DVLA : Licence expired in July 2001

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-322 OWE271K East Lancs Gardner 6LX H??/??F Sheffield Corporation 271

Phil Ireland, Solihull (Photo : Mark Priest)

July 1993/May 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2009

Status : Restored in Sheffield Corporation livery

VRTSL2-379 HKE680L ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Maidstone & District 6680

Duncan Law, Brentwood (Photo : Glenn Knight)

September 1998/September 2011

DVLA : SORN expires in April 2010

Status : Stored in Newnham Coaches of Hook livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-387

GRP794L

ECW 20051 (standard height)

Gardner 6LX

H43/31F

United Counties 794

794 Group, Northampton (Photo : T Bland)

January 1997/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in February 2010

Status : Restored in United Counties post-deregulation livery

VRTSL2-392 CRU301L ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3301

James Herschell, Derbyshire & Liam Trott, Swanage (Photo : Peter Cook)

September 2001/April 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in March 2010

Status : Stored in Pike of Smannell livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-414

RCH629L

ECW (standard height)

Gardner 6LX

H43/34F

Trent 767

Robertson, Ilkeston (Photo : Steve Simister)

December 1995/May 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2014

Status : Operational in Northern Bus livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-427

NUD105L

ECW 19936 (low height coach)

Gardner 6LX

CH41/27F

City of Oxford 105

Dave Clements, Oxford (Photo : Dave Clements)

1997/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in April 2013

Status : Restored in NBC dual-purpose livery

Link : 105's Flickr stream

VRTSL2-439

AJA408L

ECW (standard height)

Gardner 6LX

H43/31F

SELNEC 1408

SELNEC Preservation Society (Photo : Chris Sampson)

December 1998/August 2010

DVLA : Licence expires in June 2010

Status : Restored in SELNEC livery

VRTSL2-481 MGP226L ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Department of Transport

Russell Kirk, Lincoln (Photo : Roger Moore)

May 2002/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in March 2002

Status : Stored awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-483

BFJ175L

ECW (standard height)

Gardner 6LX

H43/31F

Western National 1075

Graham Thorogood, Bournemouth (Photo : Steve Simister)

June 1997/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2010

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Western National fleetnames

VRTSL2-511 ATA554L ECW (standard height)

Gardner 6LX

H43/31F

Western National 554

Unknown owner in the Bristol area

by June 2012/July 2013

DVLA : Licence expired in July 2005

Status : Stored in unknown condition

VRTSL2-536 ATA559L ECW 20078 (standard height) Gardner 6LX O43/32F Western National 559 ATA559L in 2014
Neil Markwick & Graham Thorogood (Photo : Neil Markwick)
September 2014/September 2014

DVLA :

Status : Active in Southern National open-top livery

VRTSL2-543 ATA563L ECW 20082 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/32F Western National 563

Terry Bennett, Sherborne (in NBC red livery - Rob Capel)

June 2003/March 2010

DVLA : Licence expires in September 2010

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Devon General fleetnames

VRT/SL2-598 NDL637M ECW 20579 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Southern Vectis 637

Nigel Harris & Richard Newman, Isle of Wight (Photo : Nigel Harris)

February 2000/September 2012

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2011

Status : Restored in Solent Blue Line livery

VRT/SL2-631 PKG587M ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F City of Cardiff 587

Cardiff Transport Preservation Group (Photo : Glyn Bowen)

2001/January 2011

DVLA : Licence expired in February 2001

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition awaiting restoration

VRT/SL2/655 PKE807M ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Maidstone & District 5809

Jake Bamford, Ramsgate (Photo : Daniel Stazicker)

January 2009/January 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in December 2013

Status : Stored awaiting restoration as an exhibition unit

VRT/SL2-657 PKE809M ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Maidstone & District 5809

West Kent Buses, West Kingsdown (Photo : Graham Walker)

2001/June 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2011

Status : Stored in Ford of Althorne livery awaiting restoration

VRT/SL2-685 OEH604M ECW 20667 (low height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F P.M.T. 604

Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society (Dave Beardmore)

2000/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in August 2010

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Potteries fleetnames

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL2-691 NOB413M MCW Gardner 6LX H44/33F West Midlands PTE 4413

Hill, Redditch (Photo : Stuart Turner)

January 1992/March 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in October 2009

Status : Restored in W.M.P.T.E. livery

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL2-710 PWC515M ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H39/31F Eastern National 3040 Bob Salmon, Benfleet June 1989/May 2013

DVLA : Licence expired in July 1989

Status : Stored in United Counties livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-737 YRC125M ECW 20534 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/34F Trent 780

Richard Waterhouse & Ian Thurman, Ripley (Photo : Richard Waterhouse)

October 2009/November 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2014

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Trent/Midland General fleetnames

VRTSL2-865 GLJ467N ECW 20531 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3315

Philip Blair, Southampton (Photo : Dan Rayner)

October 1995/ February 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in March 2013

Status : Sold to Carl Ireland, Hull (dealer), 4/2014

VRT/SL2-889 GBF78N ECW (open-top) Gardner 6LX O43/31F Potteries 622

Paul Pearson, Stoke-on-Trent (Photo : Paul Pearson)

April 2008/February 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2012

Status : Active in First Tour livery

Video : YouTube link

VRT/SL2-905 GNJ570N ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F, O43/31F (partial open-top) Southdown 570

Tony Edwards & Andy Tilley, Woking (Photo : Dale Tringham)

February 2004/September 2007

DVLA : SORN expires in September 2010

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition awaiting restoration

VRT/SL2-908 GNJ573N (ex-GNJ573N, IUI2138) ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Southdown 573

Mark Terill, Brighton (Photo : Dale Tringham)

December 2002/January 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in February 2010

Status : Active in Nu-Venture of Aylesford livery

VRT/SL2-911 GKA74N East Lancs Gardner 6LX H--/--F (converted to a playbus) Merseyside P.T.E. 2122

Merseyside Transport Trust (Photo : Kevin Rowe)

June 2001/February 2012

DVLA : Licence expired in June 2001

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition awaiting restoration

VRT/SL2-933 GNG710N ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Eastern Counties VR144

James Denny, Worlingham (Photo : Rob Bennett)

September 2003/September 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in September 2009

Status : Restored in Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977 livery

VRT/SL2-959 HTU155N ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Crosville DVG266

Dave Barnes, Warrington (Photo : Dave Wilcock)

July 2010/May 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in March 2014

Status : Restored in Crosville deregulation livery

VRTSL2-975 GOG653N MCW Gardner 6LX H44/33F West Midlands PTE 4653

Emery, Chase Terrace (Photo : Steve White)

January 1992/March 2013

DVLA : Licence expired in February 2007

Status : Restored in WMPTE livery

VRTSL2-991 HHH272N ECW 21215 (low height) Gardner 6LX H43/34F Cumberland 401

Cumbria Omnibus Group (Photo : Neil Dickinson)

January 2006/January 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2010

Status : Stored in non-PCV condition awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-996 HTU159N ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Crosville DVG270

Bryan Sharpe, Derby (Photo : Bryan Sharpe)

September 2010/May 2012

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2012

Status : Restored in NBC livery with Crosville fleetnames

VRTSL2-1067 JWW227N ECW 21034 (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F West Yorkshire 1968

West Yorkshire Road Car Company Preservation Group, Escrick (Photo : Neil Halliday)

by October 2002/June 2013

DVLA : Licence expired in February 2002

Status : Stored in Grayscroft of Mablethorpe livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-1077 JNG50N ECW (open-top) Gardner 6LX O43/31F Eastern Counties VR152 JNG50N in 2014

Viv Carter, Colchester (Photo : Viv Carter)

by February 2006/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2015

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTSL2-1091 JJT437N ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3325

Michael Cole, Frinton (Photo : Sarah Cole)

October 2011/July 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2012

Status : Stored in AC Aldis livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL2-1100 JJT446N ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3334

Mills & Hursthouse, Battersea (Photo : Colin Parker)

January 2002/January 2007

DVLA : Licence expires in October 2009

Status : Restored in Wilts & Dorset livery

VRTSL2-1154 JOV714P MCW Gardner 6LX H44/33F West Midlands PTE 4714

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum (Photo : Robin Woodcock)

July 1989/March 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2010

Status : Restored in Walsall Centenary celebration livery

VRTSL3-108 (pre-production) GNJ583N ECW (standard height) Leyland O510 H43/31F Southdown 583

Alan Bennett, Weymouth (Photo : David Mulpeter)

October 2005/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in October 2008

Status : Undergoing restoration from non-PCV condition

VRTSL3-122 JOU160P ECW 20925 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/28F Cheltenham District 5030

Cheltenham District 201 (Photo : Gerry Tormey)

December 2004/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2010

Status : Active in Stagecoach "stripey" livery

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-123 JOU161P ECW (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/27D Cheltenham District 5031

Rob Sly, Tewkesbury (Photo : Peter Cook)

April 1998/October 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in August 2014

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Cheltenham fleetnames

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-131 JHW108P ECW (open top) Gardner 6LXB O43/29F Bristol Omnibus 5034

Matt Powell, Weston-super-Mare (Photo : Chris Bowles)

October 2008/July 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2011

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRT/SL3-168 LRA801P ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/34F Trent 801

Richard Waterhouse, Ripley (Photo : Richard Waterhouse)

July 2001/May 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2009

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Midland General fleetnames

VRT/SL3-225 MEL560P ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3339

Ennis, ?, Pembrokeshire (Photo : Kevin Going)

December 2010/December 2010

DVLA : Licence expired in May 2006

Status : Stored in allover red livery

VRTSL3-244 KOU791P ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Bristol Omnibus 5505

Gary Williams & Martin Gould, Bristol (Photo : John Hammond)

1999/July 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2010

Status : Stored in Badgerline livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-256 LEU269P ECW (open-top) Gardner 6LXB O43/27D Cheltenham District 5044

Malcolm Brown, Nailsea (Photo : Allan Macfarlane)

August 2007/December 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2011

Status : Stored in First sightseeing livery

VRTSL3-267 LEU263P ECW 20949 (open-top) Gardner 6LXB O43/27D Bristol 5055

Crosville Motor Services, Weston-super-Mare (Photo : Jon Pratt)

October 2010/March 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2012

Status : Restored in NBC green livery

VRTSL3-287 NAH135P ECW 21072 (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/31F Eastern Counties VR172

James Denny, Worlingham (Photo : James Denny)

March 1997/October 2012

DVLA : Licence expires in October 2012

Status : Stored in Eastern Counties livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-305
MOD571P
ECW (open-top)
Gardner 6LXB O43/32F Western National 571
MOD571P with Peter Nedin
Peter Nedin, Swansea (Photo : Swansea Bus Museum)
April 2014/April 2014

DVLA : Unlicensed since January 2013

Status : Stored in First livery awaiting restoration
VRTSL3-346 OWW905P ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LX H43/31F West Riding 827

West Riding Omnibus Preservation Society (Photo : Rob Sly)

October 2003/March 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in December 2011

Status : Stored awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-394 MOU739R ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/28F Bristol 5065

Wayne Ball, Inkpen (Photo : Jeff Rawle)

January 2009/February 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in January 2010

Status : Stored in Black & White livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-456 MFN41R ECW 22052 (highbridge) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Kent 7041

Jake Bamford, Ramsgate (Photo : Jake Bamford)

August 2011/January 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in July 2011

Status : Stored in Police Crime Prevention livery

VRTSL3-467 NDL652R ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southern Vectis 652

Chris Stewart, Shenfield (Photo : Chris Stewart)

December 2005/February 2011

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2010

Status : Active in Nelson of Wickford livery

VRTSL3-563 VPW85S ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern Counties VR190

Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn (Photo : Julian Patterson)

August 2004/September 2010

DVLA : Licence expires in August 2010

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Eastern Counties fleetnames

VRTSL3-609 PUF586R ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 586

Mike Elkin, Fareham (Photo : Mike Elkin)

March 2009/July 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in February 2013

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Uncle Sams Unibus advert

VRTSL3-628 RDC106R Northern Counties  8153 Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Cleveland Transit H106 RDC106R in 2014

500 Group, Cleveland (Photo : David Hunter)

cMay 2005/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2010

Status : Restored in Cleveland Transit livery

Please note - absolutely no visitors are allowed to this VR as it is on heavily protected land and visitors are liable to be shot !!

VRTSL3-644 NDL656R ECW 22197 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southern Vectis 656

Shepherd, Edinburgh (Photo : Gordon Stirling)

June 1998/May 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2012

Status : Restored in Lowland Scottish livery

VRTSL3-750 PPH462R ECW 22059 (highbridge) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F London Country BT2

Mike Smith, Bristol (Photo : Mike Nash)

October 2008/June 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in December 2009

Status : Stored in East Yorkshire livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-775 PPH471R ECW  (highbridge) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F London Country BT11

Mike Smith, Bristol (Photo : BVRES Collection)

2001/March 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in February 2010

Status : Stored in Abus of Bristol livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-797 TPN103S ECW (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/27D Southdown 603

603 Preservation Society, Hove (Photo : Gerry Cork)

January 1996/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2010

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Southdown fleetnames

VRTSL3-823 SFJ106R ECW 22749 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1106

1106 Society, Petworth (Photo : Lancashire Transport Trust)

September 2004/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in April 2010

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Western National fleetnames

VRTSL3-969 UFX858S ECW 22391 (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Hants & Dorset 3377

Mills, Hursthouse, Cook & Holtby, Ringwood (Photo : Peter Cook)

March 2006/May 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in June 2010

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Hants & Dorset fleetnames

VRTSL3-975 UFX860S ECW (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Hants & Dorset 3379

Dave Upton, Gosport (Photo : Dave Upton)

June 2005/September 2008

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2010

Status : Stored awaiting restoration

VRT/SL3-1011 RTH931S ECW (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F South Wales 931

Huw Morgans, Swansea (Photo : Simon Coates)

April 2008/August 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2009

Status : Active in First sightseeing livery

Video : YouTube link

VRT/SL3-1014 UFG625S ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27D Southdown 625

Rob Lane, Brighton (Photo : Rob Lane)

July 2008/May 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in October 2009

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTSL3-1023 VDV134S ECW (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Western National 934

North Somerset Coaches, Nailsea (Photo : Dave Fricker)

July 2009/August 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2014

Status : Restored in Southern National livery

VRTSL3-1026 VDV137S ECW (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Western National 937

Westcountry Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust (Photo : Derrick Cuff)

February 2005/July 2010

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2010

Status : Restored in red and white NBC open-top livery

VRTSL3-1070 RHT503S ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27F, H43/??F Bristol C5109

Matt Powell, Weston-super-Mare (Photo : Steve Simister)

December 2003/July 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2010

Status : Active in Western National livery

VRTSL3-1122 HUD476S ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27D City of Oxford 476

Oxford Bus Museum (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

March 1995/October 2010

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2010

Status : Stored in traditional City of Oxford livery

VRTSL3-1130 UWV611S ECW 22411 (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Southdown 611

Stagecoach Western Scotland 15711 (Photo : Nigel Eadon-Clarke)

Not known/August 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in January 2012

Status : Stored in allover tartan livery

VRTSL3-1136 HUD479S ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27D City of Oxford 479

?, Maidstone (Photo : Daniel Stazicker)

February 2009/May 2014

DVLA : SORN expired in May 2009

Status : Stored in Farleigh Coaches of Wouldham livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1146 UWV615S ECW 22415 (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Southdown 615

Simon Holman, Worthing (Photo : Gerry Cork)

January 2012/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2012

Status : Stored in traditional Southdown livery

VRTSL3-1148
UWV617S
ECW 22417 (convertible open-top)
Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Southdown 615 UWV617S in 2014
David Grimstone & Darren Tasker et al, Brighton (Photo : David Grimstone)
July 2014/October 2014

DVLA : SORN in place

Status : Stored in Summercourt Travel livery

VRTSL3-1154 VDV141S ECW 22434 (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Western National 941

Cornwall Bus Preservation Group (Photo : Neil Clifton)

May 2007/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in July 2010

Status : Active in GWR livery

VRTSL3-1194 URF677S ECW (low height) Leyland O501 H43/31F P.M.T. 677

David Parry, Stoke-on-Trent (Photo : Raymond Khan)

September 2003/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in November 2009

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with PMT fleetnames

VRTSL3-1213 UWV623S ECW 22423 (convertible open-top) Gardner 6LXB CO43/31F Southdown 623

Mortons Coaches, Basingstoke (Photo : Andrew Morton)

May 2011/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2013

Status : Restored in NBC green and white livery with Southdown fleetnames

VRTSL3-1214 XNV882S ECW 22705 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F United Counties 882

Bob Pain, Milton Keynes (Photo : Dave Beardmore

August 2008/March 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in August 2009

Status : Stored in Embling of Guyhirn livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1223 VDV121S ECW 22764 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1121

John Barley, Brighton (Photo : James Pratt)

July 2003/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in June 2010

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Western National fleetnames

VRTSL3-1295 UDL669S ECW 23264 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southern Vectis 669

Terry Hussey, Basingstoke (Photo : Mark Bennett)

September 1997/June 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in April 2010

Status : Restored in Southern Vectis livery

VRTSL3-1299 UDL673S ECW 23268 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southern Vectis 673

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Newport (Photo :  Robin Harrison)

March 2009/October 2012

DVLA : Licence expires in November 2009

Status : Active in Damory Coaches livery

VRTSL3-1359 VPF285S ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Alder Valley 955

David Williams, Merthyr Tydfil (Photo : David Willams)

June 1999/March 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in January 2010

Status : Stored in Taylors of Sutton Scotney livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1395

VDV123S

ECW 23393 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Devon General 584 

Terry Bennett, Sherborne (Photo : Terry Bennett)

May 2006/April 2009

DVLA : Licence expires in June 2010

Status : Restored in Devon General livery

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-1406 XDV608S ECW 23400 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1128

Dave Stanton, Gloucester (Photo : Terry Partridge)

December 2006/July 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2011

Status : Stored in First Western National livery awaiting restoration

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-1413 WKO132S ECW 22931 (highbridge) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5132

Broadhurst, Byfleet (Photo : Rob Sly)

June 1999/December 2013

DVLA : SORN expired in September 2013

Status : Stored in Maidstone & District livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1430 VHB678S ECW 23208 (open-top) Leyland O501 H43/31F, CO43/31F National Welsh HR818

Ian Barlow, Simon Stanley & Matt Carroll, Barry (Photo : Rob McCaffery)

by November 2004/October 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2010

Status : Stored in Prestige Tours livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1456 VTH941T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (ex-Leyland O501) H43/31F South Wales 941

Chris Stewart & Duncan Law, Essex (Photo : Chris Stewart)

September 2004/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2012

Status : Stored in First Eastern National livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1457 VTH942T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (ex-Leyland O501) H43/31F South Wales 942

Mike Kidwell, Swansea (Photo : Neil Jones)

January 2005/May 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2012

Status : Stored in First Devon & Cornwall livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1461 XAP638S ECW 23218 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 638

Dark Star Brewery, Amberley (Photo : Simon Holman)

June 2012/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in August 2012

Status : Restored in traditional Southdown livery

VRTSL3-1467 XAP642S ECW 23222 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 642

Neil Markwick, Farnham & Terrry Hussey, Basingstoke (Photo : Neil Markwick)

May 1999/May 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2012

Status : Stored in First Eastern National livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1472 WKO137S ECW 22936 (highbridge) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5137

Bernard Sealy, Hythe (Photo : Dave Atkins)

June 1999/January 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2012

Status : Restored in Maidstone & District livery

VRTSL3-1473 WKO138S ECW 22937 (highbridge) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5138

Jane Dicker, Hastings (Photo : Tom Braund)

by November 2000/April 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in August 2012

Status : Restored in Maidstone & District livery with Adscene unibus advert

VRT/SL3-1494 RVB977S Willowbrook 77683 Gardner 6LXB O43/27F East Kent 7977

Paul Houselander, Ashford, Kent (Photo : Tony Smith)

June 2008/July 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2012

Status : Restored in East Kent open top livery

VRTSL3-1520 TFN980T Willowbrook 77686 Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Kent 7980

Bernard Sealy, Hythe (Photo : Graham Walker)

February 2003/January 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2011

Status : Restored in East Kent livery

Video : YouTube link

VRT/SL3-1535 WTG348T Alexander Gardner 6LXB H44/31F Cardiff 348

Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, Cardiff (Photo : Trevor Jones)

April 2005/February 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2013

Status : Restored in City of Cardiff livery

VRTSL3-1577 AFJ697T ECW 23404 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H44/31F Western National 1132

1132 Group, Lincoln (Photo : Russell Kirk)

November 2006/April 2009

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2012

Status : Restored in Western National livery with Cornwall Busways fleetnames

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-1595 AFJ706T ECW 23413 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1141

Cornwall Bus Preservation Group (Photo : Colin Grafham)

March 2006/June 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2012

Status : Preserved in Western National anniversary livery

VRTSL3-1629 JPT901T ECW 22999 (highbridge) Leyland O501 H43/31F Northern General 3401

Andy Gamblin, Durham (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

July 1997/November 2011

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2012

Status : Restored in Tyne & Wear P.T.E. livery

VRT/SL3-1635WTG360TAlexander AL57/1776/34 (convertible open-top)Gardner 6LXBCO43/31FCity of Cardiff 360WTG360T
Cardiff Transport Preservation Group (Photo : Peter Cook)
November 2013/February 2014

DVLA : On SORN

Status : Undergoing restoration
VRT/SL3-1642 JPT906T (ex-JPT906T, 449CLT, LDS190A, ) ECW 23004 (highbridge) Leyland O501 CH43/31F Northern General 3406

Jonothan Ruddick, Consett (Photo : Jonothan Ruddick)

February 2002/May 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2012

Status : Restored in Northern General dual purpose livery

VRT/SL3-1659 AAP648T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 648

Southdown Historic Vehicle Group (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

January 2006/March 2012

DVLA : SORN expired in July 2007

Status : Unknown

VRT/SL3-1662 AAP651T ECW 23231 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 651

Darren Tasker & David Grimstone, Brighton (Photo : David Grimstone)

March 2009/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2012

Status : Restored in Brighton & Hove schools livery with Evoke Radio unibus advert

VRTSL3-1677 TWS910T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27D Bristol 5129

Bristol Aero Collection (Photo : John Hammond)

July 1994/August 2008

DVLA : Licence expired in April 1994

Status : Restored in Tilling green livery with Bristol scroll fleetnames

VRTSL3-1693 CVF31T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Great Yarmouth 31

Eastern Transport Collection, Norwich (Photo : Chris Stewart)

by August 2008/February 2011

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2012

Status : Stored in First Blue Bus livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1731 BKE847T ECW 22962 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5847

Kevin Warren, Staplehurst (Photo : Derrick Cuff)

July 2006/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2012

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Maidstone & District fleetnames

VRTSL3-1732 BKE848T ECW 22963 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5848

Kevin Warren, Staplehurst (Photo : Stephen Raine)

April 2008/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in April 2012

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Maidstone & District fleetnames

VRTSL3-1738 BRC837T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Trent 837

Richard Todd, Stanwell (Photo : John Hammond)

cNovember 1999/September 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in November 2012

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Trent fleetnames

VRTSL3-1754 BKE832T ECW 22940 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5832

Andy Veitch & Stephen Raine, Faversham (Photo : Nigel Eadon-Clarke)

December 2007/April 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2012

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Maidstone & District fleetnames

VRTSL3-1781 WTG375T Alexander (full height) Gardner 6LXB H44/31F Cardiff 375

Matt Carroll & Ian Barlow, Barry (Photo : Mike O'Sullivan)

November 2005/March 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2012

Status : Stored in Llynfi Motors livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1790 BFX570T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3402

Nathan Merryweather, Longmire & Nick Larkin, Peterborough  (Photo : Mac Winfield)

December 2008/November 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in April 2013

Status : Stored in Morris of Pencoed livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1803 BFX666T ECW 23190(standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3413

Damory Coaches (Photo : John Hembry)

August 2008/October 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in July 2012

Status : Stored in Wilts & Dorset livery

VRTSL3-1814 BKE849T ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Maidstone & District 5849  

Kevin Warren, Staplehurst (Photo : Kevin Warren

April 2005/May 2010

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2012

Status : Stored in Tim Draper Travel livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1822 AFJ747T ECW 23417 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1145

Western Greyhound, Newquay (Photo : Terry Partridge)

December 2006/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in May 2007

Status : Undergoing restoration to "Badgers and Flags" livery

VRTSL3-1830 AFJ749T ECW 23419 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1147

Cornwall Bus Preservation Group (Photo : Neil Chilvers)

September 2007/April 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2012

Status : Stored in First Devon & Cornwall livery

VRTSL3-1855 WTH961T ECW (standard height) Leyland O501 - Gardner 6LXB H43/31F South Wales 961

Terry & Craig Bevan, Swansea (Photo : Richard Field)

January 2005/March 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in August 2012

Status : Restored in NBC red livery

VRTSL3-1954 HBD919T ECW 24077 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB CH40/28F United Counties 919

Three Counties Preservation Group, Luton (Photo : John Roberts)

August 2001/September 2012

DVLA : Licence expired in October 1997

Status : Stored in GHA Coaches livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1960 SGR935V ECW 23758 (highbridge) Leyland O501 H43/31F Northern General 3435

Vince Minto & Steve Buckley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Photo : Vince Minto)

June 2004/October 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in December 2012

Status : Stored in Johnson Eminox livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-1974 AFJ764T ECW 24117 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1157

Westcountry Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust (Photo : Derrick Cuff)

January 2004/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in September 2012

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Western National fleetnames

VRTSL3-1976 AFJ766T ECW 24119 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1159

Terry Bennett, Sherborne (Photo : James Pratt)

August 2005/April 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2012

Status : Restored in Southern National livery

VRTSL3-2038 FDV780V ECW 24128 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1168

Mike Ellis, Stroud (Photo : Philip Higgs)

June 2008/April 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in October 2011

Status : Preserved in NBC green livery with Southern National fleetnames

VRTSL3-2096 ELJ214V ECW 24090 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3422

Allen, Poole (Photo : Dave Mant)

April 2009/May 2009

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2012

Status : Stored in Damory Poole Tram Centenary livery

VRTSL3-2102 ELJ220V ECW 24096 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3428

Michael Cole, Frinton-on-Sea (Photo : Steve White)

December 2008/July 2013

DVLA : SORN expired in April 2013

Status : Stored in Damory livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2200 LUA714V ECW 23905 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F West Yorkshire 1731

Mark Longley, London (Photo : Ian Moorcroft)

May 2008/May 2012

DVLA : Licence expired in July 2010

Status : Restored in NBC red with West Yorkshire fleetnames

VRTSL3-2237 EAP984V ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 984

Simon Holman & Carl English, Worthing (Photo : Andy Dean)

February 1998/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2013

Status : Restored in NBC green with Southdown fleetnames

VRTSL3-2252 KVF247V ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern Counties VR247

Bob Lewis, Dudley (Photo : From the Internet). Kept at BaMMOT, Wythall

by October 2000/February 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in September 2012

Status : Restored in NBC red with Eastern Counties fleetnames

VRTSL3-2265 GEL685V ECW 24103 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3435

Damory Coaches 5069 (Photo : Robin Harrison)

March 2009/September 2010

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2011

Status : Active in Damory Coaches livery

VRTSL3-2266 GEL686V ECW 24104 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3436

5070 Group, Blandford Forum (Photo : Terry Partridge)

January 2008/October 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2012

Status : Active in Damory Coaches livery

VRTSL3-2268 GRF709V ECW (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/31F P.M.T. 709

Paul Pearson, Stoke-on-Trent (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

April 2003/February 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in November 2012

Status : Preserved in First P.M.T. livery

VRTSL3-2270 KOO790V ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern National 3072

Luke Deal, Colchester (Photo : Luke Deal)

October 2010/July 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in October 2012

Status : Restored in Eastern National livery

VRTSL3-2278 RMA435V ECW (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/31F Crosville DVL435

Crosville VR Group, Merseyside (Photo : Shaun McGarry)

June 2002/March 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2012

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Crosville fleetnames

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-2293 AHU518V ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27D Bristol 5141

James Willmott, Bristol (Photo : Phil Logie)

February 2009/August 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2012

Status : Undergoing restoration

VRTSL3-2299 BEP978V ECW (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/31F South Wales 978

BEP978V in 2014

John Adams & David Bemmer, Swansea

by December 2003/July 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in June 2012

Status : Restored in South Wales post-deregulation livery

VRTSL3-2352 AHW201V ECW 24192(standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/27D Bristol 5150

Martin & Tom Curtis, Bath (Photo : From the Internet)

February 2011/June 2011

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2011

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Bristol fleetnames and Unibus advert

VRTSL3-2394 XJJ663V ECW 24023 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Kent 7663

East Kent Nostalgic Bus & Coach Trust, Folkestone (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

December 2009/January 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in February 2012

Status : Stored in Stagecoach livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2408 FDL681V ECW 24458 (open-top) Gardner 6LXB O43/31F Southern Vectis 681 FDL681V in 2014
Jimmy Comfort, Basingstoke (Photo : Allan Macfarlane)
March 2014/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2014

Status : Active in Southern Vectis livery

VRTSL3-2409FDL682VECW 24459 (open-top)Gardner 6LXBO43/31FSouthern Vectis 682FDL682V in 2014
Josh Mann, Godalming (Photo : Allan Macfarlane)
January 2014/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2015

Status : Active in Southern Vectis livery

VRTSL3-2439 CJH141V ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Alder Valley 601

David Kennedy, Hayling Island (Photo : Graham Walker)

August 2008/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in February 2012

Status : Restored in NBC red livery with Alder Valley fleetnames

VRTSL3-2446 PFE542V ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Lincolnshire 1958

Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society (in NBC green livery - Adrian Brown

August 2001/August 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in NBC green livery with Lincolnshire fleetnames

VRTSL3-2449 MRJ8W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H41/29F Mayne of Manchester

The Chocolate Box, Bungay (Photo : Modelstone Bus Club)

September 2010/April 2011

DVLA :

Status : Stored in Hedingham livery

VRTSL3-2465 SNV933W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F United Counties 933

Koncept Coaches, Milton Keynes (Photo : Dave Stretton)

September 2006/November 2011

DVLA :

Status : Partially restored in NBC green livery

VRTSL3-2497 PAG515W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Yorkshire 515

Hull & Country Bus Preservation Group (Photo : David Sykes)

September 2006/April 2014

DVLA :

Status : Stored in Emblings livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2501 PAG519W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Yorkshire 519

Carl Ireland, Hull (Photo : Jason Beverley)

January 2004/August 2010

DVLA :

Status : Stored in East Yorkshire livery

VRTSL3-2503 PUM149W ECW 24304 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F West Yorkshire 746

West Yorkshire Road Car Company Preservation Group (in Rider York livery - Neil Halliday)

August 1999/July 2014

DVLA :

Status : Stored in Rider York livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2507 VCA455W ECW 24515 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Crosville DVG455

Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society (Photo : Chris Schofield)

December 2010/September 2013

DVLA :

Status : Active in allover blue livery

VRTSL3-2520 APT808W ECW 24315 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F United Auto 808

Giles Isaacs, Alne (Photo : Richard Waterhouse)

by February 2002/February 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in NBC red livery

VRTSL3-2528 LFJ844W ECW 24466 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1200

Western National Preservation Group (Photo : Derrick Cuff)

August 2006/August 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in Western National livery

VRTSL3-2540 LFJ847W ECW 24469 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1203

Colin Billington, Maidenhead (Photo : Terry Partridge)

March 2006/April 2014

DVLA :

Status : Stored in First (Barbie 2) livery

VRTSL3-2546 NEH731W ECW (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/31F P.M.T. 731

Paul Pearson, Stoke-on-Trent (Photo : Paul Pearson)

March 2002/February 2013

DVLA :

Status : Active in P.M.T. livery

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-2590 PHH149W (ex-KRM431W) ECW (ultra lowheight) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Cumberland 431

John Burrow & Brian Pritchard, Workington (Photo : John Burrow)

October 2006/May 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in Cumberland livery

Video : YouTube link

VRTSL3-2616 DBV26W ECW 24409 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Ribble 2026

Kells Transport Museum, Cork (Photo : Kells Transport Museum)

August 2009/March 2010

DVLA : July 1998 (Exported)

Status : Stored in Ireland awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2627 LFJ855W ECW 24474 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1208

South West VR News (Photo : Rob Sly)

September 2005/October 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in September 2014

Status : Restored in NBC green livery

VRTSL3-2643 GGM79W ECW 24568 (standard height) Leyland O501 H43/31F Alder Valley 609

Carl Wigmore, Hereford & Tim Wild, Bracknell (Photo : Oliver Fosker)

November 2009/July 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2014

Status : Stored in advertising livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2654 KRU848W ECW 24426 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3448

Michael Cole, Frinton (Photo : Gareth Crowther)

August 2010/May 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2014

Status : Active in Wilts & Dorset livery

VRTSL3-2656 KRU850W ECW 24428 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3450

Howard Spencer, Selby (Photo : Adrian Brown)

April 2009/November 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in December 2013

Status : Stored in Wilts & Dorset livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2658 HJB455W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Alder Valley 635  

James Denny, Worlingham (Photo : James Denny)

February 2010/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in April 2014

Status : Active in livery applied for filming in Dr Who

VRTSL3-2662
HJB459W
ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Alder Valley 639 Unknown owner in the U.K.
December 2009/July 2014

DVLA : SORN in place

Status : Stored in Lodge livery
VRTSL3-2690 RAH260W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern Counties VR260

Neil Jordan, ?, Norfolk (Photo : Dave Farrow)

April 2009/April 2009

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2014

Status : Stored in Bankfoot Buses livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2701 KRU851W ECW 24429 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3451

Neil Gardner, Tunbridge Wells (Photo : Matt Reynolds)

September 2010/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2014

Status : Stored in Wilts & Dorset livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2705 KRU855W ECW 24433 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3455

Mike Nash, Ockley (Photo : Matt Reynolds)

November 2009/December 2011

DVLA : Licence expired in October 2012

Status : Stored in QBE advertising livery

VRTSL3-2779 IUI5036 (ex-JWV266W) ECW 24481 (standard height) Leyland O680 - Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Southdown 266

Simon Holman & Carl English, Worthing (Photo : Shaun Courtnage)

2010/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expired in October 2012

Status : Stored in Pike livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2797 STW30W ECW 24643 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H39/31F Eastern National 3086

Richard Payne, Great Sampford (Photo : Simon Coates)

July 2010/September 2011

DVLA : Licence expired in December 2012

Status : Stored in Hedingham livery

VRTSL3-2802 LFJ873W ECW 24492 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Western National 1226

Cornwall Bus Preservation Group (Photo : Jon Gulliver)

2007/November 2009

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2014

Status : Stored in First "Barbie 3" livery

VRTSL3-2805 WTU487W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Crosville DVL487

Wirral Transport Museum, Birkenhead (in NBC green livery - Chris Tunstall)

2004/September 2014

DVLA : SORN expires in December 2014

Status : Restored in NBC green livery

Video : YouTube link

VRT/SL3-2843 SUB793W ECW 24365 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F West Yorkshire 1769

Vince & Sue Mathers, Stockport (Photo : Rob Sly)

March 2010/June 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in December 2014

Status : Stored in Emblings livery awaiting restoration

VRT/SL3/2860 RAH268W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB CH41/25F Eastern Counties VR268

Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn (Photo : Julian Patterson)

March 2008/October 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2014

Status : Restored in NBC red and white dual-purpose livery

VRT/SL3/2865 RUA455W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F West Riding 455

Steve Hurley & Andy Beaver, Dewsbury (Photo : James Griffiths)

May 2009/December 2013

DVLA : SORN expired in January 2012

Status : Stored in Burns livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2880 VVV952W ECW 24701 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F United Counties 952

Chris Fosbury, Blaenau Ffestiniog (Photo : Steve Harrison)

December 2005/May 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in October 2014

Status : Stored in Ellie Rose livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2887 JWV273W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Southdown 273

Matt & Richard Aldous, Hampshire (Photo : Richard Aldous)

February 2008/April 2009

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2014

Status Stored in Woottens livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2897 JWV275W ECW 25677 (standard height) Leyland O680 H43/31F Southdown 275

Simon Holman & Carl English, Worthing (Photo : Satu Sequeira)

April 1999/September 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2014

Status : Restored in NBC green livery

VRTSL3-2898 JWV976W ECW 25678 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Southdown 276

Eric Stobart, Wimbledon Village (Photo : Rob Sly)

February 1998/May 2011

DVLA : Licence expires in March 2014

Status : Restored in traditional Southdown livery

VRTSL3-2917 DHW351W ECW 24436 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Bristol 5529

The 5529 Group, Quedgeley (Photo : Mat Southart)

May 2002/March 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2014

Status : Restored in Badgerline Swift Link livery

VRTSL3-2925 EWS739W ECW 24438 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Bristol 5531

James Willmott, Bristol (Photo : Martyn Hearson)

November 2008/August 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2014

Status : Restored in Badgerline livery

VRTSL3-2943 EWS746W ECW 24445 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Bristol 5538

David Leigh, Stroud (in Stagecoach livery - John Potter)

December 2005/December 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in May 2014

Status : Stored in Stagecoach livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2953 EWS748W ECW 24447 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Bristol 5540

Stroud RE Group (Photo : Mike Ede)

October 2004/July 2014

DVLA : Licence expires in January 2014

Status : Restored in Stroud Valleys livery

VRTSL3-2956 EWS751W ECW 24450 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB (re-engined from Leyland O680) H43/31F Bristol 5543

John & Paul Robinson, Swindon (Photo : Andy Gilmour)

October 2004/June 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2014

Status : Active in Stagecoach livery

VRTSL3-2958 EWS753W ECW 24452 (standard height) Leyland O680 H43/31F Bristol 5545

Mike Ellis, Stroud (Photo : Mike Ede)

July 1998/November 2012

DVLA : SORN expires in March 2014

Status : Active in Badgerline livery

Link : YouTube video

VRTSL3-2960 YMB512W ECW 24799 (open-top) Gardner 6LXB O43/31F Crosville DVG512

Andy Hamer, Oxford (Photo : Steve Conway)

July 2011/June 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2014

Status : Stored in Arriva Cymru livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2976 VEX295X ECW 24777 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern Counties VR295

Keith Reeve, Ellingham (Photo : Dave Beardmore)

by April 2003/July 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in July 2014

Status : Stored in Nelson livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-2999 PFC515W ECW Gardner 6LXB H43/27D City of Oxford 515

Unknown owner in the U.K. (Photo : James Griffiths)

June 2008/November 2013

DVLA : SORN expires in August 2014

Status : Stored in Hulme Hall livery awaiting restoration

Video : YouTube link

VRT/SL3-3005 UAR597W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern National 3107

John Day, Halstead (Photo : Carl Lemon)

February 2006/November 2013

DVLA : Licence expires in May 2014

Status : Restored in NBC green livery

VRT/SL3-3009 BMA521W ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Crosville DVG521

Dave Barnes, Warrington (Photo : Mark Haldon)

March 2009/September 2012

DVLA :

Status : Restored in Crosville Wales livery

VRTSL3-3032 XHK221X ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern National 3123

Abus, Bristol (Photo : Allan Macfarlane)

May 2010/October 2014

DVLA :

Status : Operational with Abus

VRTSL3-3043 XHK228X ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern National 3123

Chris Brown, Worthen (Photo : Nick Rice)

October 2006/August 2014

DVLA :

Status : Stored in First Devon & Cornwall livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-3056 MWG941X ECW 24876 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Yorkshire Traction 941

Wayne Snowden, St Austell (Photo : Wayne Snowden)

December 2008/April 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in NBC red livery

VRTSL3-3057 WKH526X ECW 24689 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Yorkshire 526

Hull Bus Restorers (Alistair Friar)

August 2008/September 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in NBC red livery

VRTSL3-3062 PAJ829X ECW 24868 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F United Automobile 829 Mark Dolan, Crook May 2003/July 2014

DVLA :

Status : Stored in Kingsley livery

VRTSL3-3063 SKL681X ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F East Kent 7681

Jake Bamford, Ramsgate (Photo : Jake Bamford)

February 2001/September 2014

DVLA :

Status : Restored in NBC red livery

VRTSL3- 3088 XHK234X ECW 29430 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern National 3129

Paul Harrison, Canvey (Photo : Ian Banks)

June 2000/February 2014

DVLA :

Status : Stored in United Welsh Coaches livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-3097 VEX291X ECW 24939 (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern Counties VR291

VR Travel, Merthyr Tydfil (Photo : James Griffiths)

July 2009/January 2012

DVLA :

Status : Stored in Hulme Hall livery awaiting restoration

VRTSL3-3100 VEX294X ECW (standard height) Gardner 6LXB H43/31F Eastern Counties VR294

Viv Carter, Colchester (Photo : Viv Carter)

March 2003/December 2013

DVLA :

Status : Restored in Carters livery

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